Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday 11/17/09 - Walked down to Beaver Sports, a local sporting goods store, and picked up a pair of mittens during lunch via a very circuitous route. I did avoid the ski trails since walking on the trails tends to ruin the well groomed trails. In addition, I walked to/from the bus stop. All of this added up to a bit over 8 miles, all outside. Not too bad considering the temperature...

Wednesday 11/18/09 - There was a WIN lunchtime talk about portion sizes today at noon. Not much new information though I was able to talk to a WIN consultant about a sore hip. I think it is from running over the last couple of weeks at the Alaska Club. She told me to take a look at my feet while running on the treadmill to make sure that my feet are aimed straight ahead and that I am hitting the treadmill surface with my heel. Hitting with the ball of my foot first could cause more stress from impact. Since I will be going to the gym today, I'll take a look at that. I want to transition to running since I would be able to burn more calories in the same amount of time as walking. Tonight, they are forecasting lows around -30°F.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Richard:

this looks like too much work for me. Better to purchase a Ural and forget about the walking. Do they allow you to ride ATVs or SkiDoos during the winter ? I don't think I could endure the 8 mile walk to work, and it would kill me to get 6 months of darkness

bob
bobskoot: wet coast scootin

RichardM said...

bobskoot,

I'm really tempted to look for a hack that I could use with my R100RT. I'm finding them new but not used especially one with the appropriate mounts. You get used to the darkness but then again, I've been here for about 28 years. The walking is something I almost have to do now or else I feel like I need to get out. Weird....